Jason Clarke To Star In DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES; New Plot Details Revealed

Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke has been set as the lead in the anticipated sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and while his role is currently unknown, we also have some new plot details for the Matt Reeves-directed movie.

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By Paul Romano - 2/19/2013


According to The Hollywood Reporter, rising actor Jason Clarke (who recently was featured in Zero Dark Thirty) has been cast in the lead role in 20th Century Fox's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, which is eying a spring production start date. It is currently unknown who he will play, but THR offers some brand new details on the plot, which is rather secretive up to this point. The sequel to 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) who takes over from Rupert Wyatt, "is set 15 years after the events of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by a returning Andy Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom." The film will be Clarke's first starring role in an American production. The script is currently being written by Mark Bomback (Total Recall, The Wolverine), with Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa on board to produce. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is set to hit theaters May 23rd, 2014.









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BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 2/19/2013, 10:16 AM
Caesar is HOME!!!!
Why does it seem like every star of Zero Dark Thirty is getting a lead/supporting role

Chris Pratt, Frank Grillo, this guy
ruadh - 2/19/2013, 10:18 AM
Um...because they're working actors? All the stars of several movies are getting lead/supporting roles now.
Asterisk - 2/19/2013, 10:20 AM
Rise of The Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite movies of all time. This had better be good.
OdinsBeard - 2/19/2013, 10:25 AM
Serkis in going to own this. he's going to get a lot to do i bet.
GUNSMITH - 2/19/2013, 10:27 AM
IT SHOULD BE THE PEOPLE THAT GOT LOST IN SPACE COME BACK TO EARTH AND FIND THE HUMAN POPULATION DECIMATED BY AN OUTBREAK ALLOWING THE INTELLIGENT APES TO FLOURISH AND TAKE OVER.
thorhulk77 - 2/19/2013, 10:30 AM
Sounds good.
HeadPool420 - 2/19/2013, 10:31 AM
15 years later? They're gonna skip over some good stuff that we will never see.:(
superotherside - 2/19/2013, 10:31 AM
That's kinda sad actually, I wanted to see the war between the humans and the apes. Hope they at least show some of that.
Nick56 - 2/19/2013, 10:32 AM
Can't wait! Loved Rise.
CapistheMan - 2/19/2013, 10:36 AM
I hope Andy Serkis does the mocap for all the apes
JoeMomma29 - 2/19/2013, 10:48 AM
NoAssemblyReqd - 2/19/2013, 11:31 AM
I really enjoyed RotPotA too, so much that part of me wishes they would remake the original PotA as a sequel, retaining essentially the same script and storyline (unlike Tim Burton's debacle).
Morbius - 2/19/2013, 11:36 AM
I never really liked him.
gambgel - 2/19/2013, 12:02 PM
FOX loves big time jumps, dont they? lol
villain001 - 2/19/2013, 12:03 PM
Kathryn Bigelow effect... just ask Jeremy Renner..

THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/19/2013, 12:31 PM
Hopefully James Franco is one of those "scientists."
Rowsdower - 2/19/2013, 12:45 PM
Hopefully those "scientists" are mutants.


NOW FIGHT LIKE APES
KingEmperor - 2/19/2013, 12:47 PM
"Caesar, when you lie to me, I'll hurt you."
Vadakin - 2/19/2013, 12:51 PM
When Ceaser says "No" you know it's coming, you've been waiting the entire movie to hear him speak, but when it actually happens...man...I still remember the gasp from the audience.
Gulon180 - 2/19/2013, 1:07 PM
15 years is a great jump, i dont need to see the "war" between the species, with the way a couple of dozen smart apes handled the shit at the end of Rise its not a hard leap to imagen how Cesar would have fared in those unseen years.
InfiniteMonkey - 2/19/2013, 2:07 PM
Wow, Andy Serkis should be headlining this and also getting an nomination of sorts...or they just nominate humans.
alecwright - 2/19/2013, 2:10 PM
Major upgrade from that dickbag James Franco.




@THEDARKKNIGHT1939 No.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/19/2013, 3:02 PM
alecwright
Yes. Continuity is important.
TheSuperguy - 2/19/2013, 3:24 PM
I have a feeling that this will just fall apart.
Ocelot - 2/19/2013, 3:25 PM
clarke was impressive in zero dark thirty, played his role very well,good addition. I guess the antagonist to cesar will be the ape who had the scar in the first one, there was tension between the two and they were alluding to it aswell
ThaReaperAssassin - 2/20/2013, 2:55 AM
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE...APERHAM LINCOLN: BANANNA HUNTER.
Dev7 - 2/20/2013, 8:23 AM
I have a bad feeling about this movie. I just hope it doesn't end up as one of the worst movie sequels of all time. They should have let the original director stay.
EarOne - 2/20/2013, 3:43 PM
aw maaannn...15 yrs. too much of a period gap. i was hoping we'd see how caesar and his 'people' actually take over the earth from the humans.

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